• Study: exercise before school benefits students throughout the day

    A short “morning blast” of physical activity can benefit elementary students throughout the school day, according to a new study co-authored by a Cato College of Education professor.

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  • Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

    A Confucius Institute will open at UNC Charlotte in summer 2017 to broaden the University’s outreach and support for language instruction and cultural opportunities in the Charlotte community.

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  • Read the latest Chancellor’s Fast Five update

    “Here we are slogging through another week. I must be having loads of fun, because time is really flying these days,” writes Chancellor Dubois.

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  • First Chancellor’s Fishing Derby set for March 25

    UNC Charlotte faculty and staff – the wait is over – the inaugural Chancellor’s Fishing Derby will be Saturday, March 25, at Hechenbleikner Lake.

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Student Spotlights

  • Brenda Tindal

    Brenda Tindal

    Alumna, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    UNC Charlotte alumna Brenda Tindal, who is Levine Museum of the New South staff historian, sees history as a way to build community, while deepening our understanding of the past’s persistent influence.

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  • Tyler Carrier, Biology Ph.D. student


    Tyler Carrier, Biology Ph.D. student

    Beneath the surface of the sea exists a vast world that UNC Charlotte student researcher Tyler Carrier explores through research at the intersection of evolutionary ecology, oceanography, and microbiology.

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  • Alisha Parker

    Alisha Parker

    Senior, Belk College of Business

    Alisha moved from Goldsboro, NC to Charlotte to transform. “Everyone wanted me to stay close to home, but I saw myself becoming more.” After two campus visits, UNC Charlotte felt right. She found new people and experiences.

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  • Larry Ogunjobi, '16


    Larry Ogunjobi, '16

    As great as Ogunjobi was on the football field, his academic prowess was equally noteworthy.

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  • Understanding wildfire spread

    Researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Fire Safety Engineering Technology program and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are burning building materials and wildland vegetation to study wind-driven wildfire embers to understand the risks involved when embers from wildfires spread.

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  • Students Address Economic Mobility

    Geography undergraduate students Jamal Covington and Devin Martin have devised a way for neighborhood residents to use mobile devices to report community issues.

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  • Investigating Multimodal Transportation

    UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million federal grant for transportation research to improve efficiency and relieve urban congestion.

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Faculty Spotlights

Jefferson Ellinger

Jefferson Ellinger, Associate Professor of Architecture

As a School of Architecture associate professor, Jefferson Ellinger specializes in sustainable design technique. He asks students to think about architecture and buildings in a way that will hopefully advancing the discipline.

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Lori Thomas

Lori Thomas, Associate Professor of Social Work

The innovative “housing-first” approach to homelessness starts with a stable place to live and then assists with other problems. Lori Thomas’ research proves this approach to homelessness is working in Mecklenburg County.

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Pinku Mukherjee

Pinku Mukherjee, Irwin Belk Endowed Professor

“Cancer is 200 different diseases, so no one person will eradicate them all,” says Dr. Mukherjee. “However, several faculty researchers each focused on one disease can attack cancer by working together.”

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Tracy Rock

Tracy Rock, Associate Professor of Reading and Elementary Education

Tracy Rock wanted to teach but wasn’t sure that studying education would work for her financially. Then she was accepted into the first class of NC Teaching Fellows, with a scholarship, allowing her to attend UNC Charlotte.

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